Teaching Methods

Improving your English is the goal of our courses.

Developing your ability to speak and understand spoken English is important to us.

These are the successful methods we use, in all our schools, to help you achieve your goals.

How You Will Learn English

Learning through speaking is called the Communicative Method and with us you will always follow a Communicative Method syllabus working on all your English language skills. You will participate in classroom discussions, work in small groups, in pairs or individually. You will practise your English pronunciation, intonation and accent.

Your lessons will be topic based focusing on various issues from current affairs to everyday issues. Your professional and friendly teachers will expand on lesson topics helping you to increase your vocabulary, work on your grammar, improve your sentence construction and allow you to express yourself in the correct way.

Speak English As Much As Possible

The more you practise and the more exposure you have to English, the faster your ability and confidence will improve. We encourage our students to use English as much as possible outside class. We want to you to be surrounded by English, and this is how:

  • All our schools are in English-speaking countries.
  • We have activity programmes in all of our schools where you can meet and speak with other students.
  • You will be staying with someone you can speak English with, whether it’s homestay or residence.
  • Our teachers also give regular homework ensuring that new vocabulary and grammar structures become easily memorable.

Speaking to classmates and homestay families, reading and listening to materials that you enjoy and discovering your new surroundings will all help you improve whilst you are studying abroad.

Our English courses build your passive knowledge and make your passive knowledge active.

Professional Teachers

The goal of our teachers is to make sure that you learn as much as possible in a short time. They are there to help you reach your full potential at EC. Our teachers provide useful and interesting lessons, all taught in a fun and relaxed way. Your teachers will guide you, support you, build your confidence and give you feedback. You can practice listening to authentic and different English accents.

Friendly Atmosphere

Our lessons are designed to be relaxed and fun. That’s because we believe you will learn more in a friendly atmosphere. You will feel confident using English and you will speak as much as you can.

Great Nationality Mix

We know that you don’t want too many students from your country in our school. That's the reason why we are careful with our nationality mix. On your course you can be sure of meeting people from all over the world.

Lesson Times & Example Schedule

No. of Lessons Total Duration
1 45 minutes
15 11.25 hours
20 15 hours
24 18 hours
30 22.5 hours
General English Time-Table

EC Guarantee

The EC guarantee is very simple: If your English does not improve at the speed that we think that it should, we will provide you with the support and additional lessons you need to reach your target level at no extra charge. More about the EC Guarantee.

Course Certificate

On your last day in school you will be given your EC Certificate of Study. This is proof that you have successfully completed an English course with EC.

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